The Comrades Marathon is a race we have watched with anticipation each year. Screaming at the TV, we would will the marathon runners across the line, be left in tears for those who never made it, and wince in pain as we watched the poor runners suffer from cramp as they tried to reach the finish line. Comrades Marathon, an inspiring feat of pure human strength – something I did not think was within my capability until I had completed my first Full Ironman in 2015. Completing an extreme endurance event like this made Comrades seem like an extremely realistic goal.
Local hospitality group The Kove Collection is known for its string of successful restaurants, bars and hotels strategically located in destinations popular with the city’s coolest. Clifton has Bungalow; the V&A Waterfront has Dalliance; Constantia has Blanko; Camps Bay boasts Paranga, The Marly and La Belle; and now – in addition to Pepenero – Mouille Point is home to Lily’s: An all-day eatery that serves up contemporary comfort food in a relaxed seaside setting that’s as friendly as it is fashion-forward.
6D Microblading is something I have always heard of and been interested in, but never had the guts to do. The thought of anything permanently tattooed on my face by someone I don’t know completely freaked me out. When my old school friend Emma Brink from The Lash and Beauty Room told me she was now offering Microblading in her salon I decided to give it a go.
Not being the biggest Math fan, I opted for Higher Grade History over Standard Grade Math in High School. Out of the 3 years of History studied, it was the topic of Germany that intrigued me the most. Over 200 millennia of stories comprising of WW2, Hitler, The Nazi’s, Kristallnacht, Propaganda, The Holocaust, The Berlin Wall, it was no wonder I achieved almost A’s in this subject. It wasn’t until my first visit to the country in December that made me realize just how special Berlin in particular, was.
After swearing I would never get on a bike, nor become one of those “prawns” as they were termed sipping coffee outside the vida e caffè in Camps Bay, the allure of the 202km Coronation Double Century enticed me after 2 months of triathlon training, where a bike was, well, a prerequisite.
After following via Facebook the training rides of friends and colleagues who were beginning to train for the Double Century and in particular a clients wife, I asked him to put me in touch with her to ask about being a reserve on their team should anyone pull out or get injured. Never did I think I would officially be part of the team. Nor did I realize what sort of people I would meet and that these people would soon become my inner circle of friends.
My partner and I were recently invited to spend the weekend at the newly developed and recently launched Bliss Boutique Hotel situated in Sunset Beach, who have just been awarded 5-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Excited at the prospect of a mini getaway, we were even more delighted at the sight of this little piece of heaven right on our doorstep.